Monday, March 30, 2009

Tent City

There's this trend in luxury resorts called "glamping" (glamorous + camping -- yes, it's a pretty awful word) that keeps piquing my interest. I think it's the aesthetic of a FortyNiner's canvas tent + the safari campaign furniture + electricity. Or maybe it's just the clear air you get when you sleep with the windows open, taken to the nth degree. At any rate, here's Tent City at the Resort at Paws Up.

via Design*Sponge.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Intaglio by White Webb

White Webb, the designers behind the last post, also have a fascinating line of furnishings called Intaglio.

These highly graphic furnishings are silk-screened using hyper-enlarged antique engravings, which convey both a sense of classicism and wit.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

White Webb

Ah, Habitually Chic, one of both my and Tangelia's favorites. My heart went pitter-patter at the sight of this feature of designers White & Webb. I'm not sure I've ever seen such classic, masculine rooms.

It just looks like a clock -- above this bar is actually a mirror within a clock frame.

Coffered ceiling, paisley, and a grand piano. Sigh.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some DIY Projects

A great round up of DIY interior projects, many with vintage or Victorian touches

decoupage ceiling

silver tray sconces
Thanks, Entwidomela!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Steampunk Feature on "More Ways to Waste Time"

I know Steampunk is my favorite way to waste time -- perhaps I'm not the only one? Leah at More Ways to Waste Time has a very thorough, pretty, feature on Steampunk in Home Decor and a previous post featuring Restoration Hardware's many Steampunk items. (I was going to do that post. Really!)

You know it's well researched when she finds "steampunk home" things that surprise even me -- like the work of artist David Trautrimas or decorator Will Wick (those I will do posts on -- they are too good not to!).

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Tangelia sent me this one.

The taplamp uses a "glas spigot" that doubles as a switch and dimmer. The "glas spigot" is directly connected to the bulb. By turning the bulb you can switch and dim the light.

At qed Design via MocoLoco

Friday, March 20, 2009

Anachronistic Fantasy Photos by London Particulars

Reader Lori shared this artwork from Etsy seller London Particulars. It was her first introduction to steampunk, before she even knew what steampunk was. (Don't worry, Lori, it happens to all of us.)

I like artwork with a narrative, and this one definitely has one:

With his lightning-quick mind, a ball of string and a handful of seeds (which he kept about his person at all times), Professor Thistlequick took to the skies, in pursuit of Happiness, in a race through the clouds that was to last for much longer than he should have hoped…

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Boiler Bar

Yan sent a link to the transient, exhibitionist Boiler Bar. One part bar, one part vaudeville, many parts pyrotechnics, I like it for it's SpindleTop aesthetic. It's by Jon Sarriugarte, blacksmith, artist, creator.

See a video of the Boiler Bar in action. And hey, you can rent it for $1200. Sweet.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Royal Master Sealight

What's not to like? Hand crank to position the head, louvers to further direct the light, filament bulb, telescopic base... oh yeah, and it's a "reproduction of a 19th-century British marine light used to transmit Morse code."

from Restoration Hardware. $1525. (Thanks, Baldur!)


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